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Two Names on NIN/Results! Is this a Problem for Admission

Names arrangement on results had been causing some disturbances in the recent time. Some candidates had only two names on their SSCE results e.g. WAEC, NECO, or NABTEB. Some had two names on their JAMB UTME results.


The concern, now, is if this will cause any problems while seeking admissions. Will having just two names on the JAMB results or O'level results cause any problem or be the reason to lose admission?


This post will be handling this issue and give you the ways out if there is any reason to make the right amendment. The post below will be your best guide.

No Problems With Names on Your SSCE Result If It Tallies With Other Documents

Of course, the Nigerian educational system allows students to use two names. This is why, if you're to fill out forms, the options for the surname and first name will be made compulsory while the other name or middle name will be left optional.


As a result, you're allowed to use only two names, if that is what you have on your WAEC, NECO, or NABTEB results.


However, these name arrangements must align with other educational documents and personal credentials. For example, if your WAEC result bears Adulgafar Samad, your primary school leaving certificate and/or the testimonial should bear the same two names following the same arrangement.


Other similar documents that must have the names tallied with that of SSCE include local government identification or state of origin certificate, birth certificate, declaration of age, etc.


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There is a Problem and Solution if the Names Differ on the Results

Needless to repeat, if the names on your SSCE result are two but those on other related credentials are three, there is a problem that needs your immediate attention before you start to be seeking admissions.


Fortunately, if it's the school exam type of WAEC, NECO, or NABTEB, you should return to your school and write for correction of or addition of the third name through your school to the exam body. 


Individual candidates are not allowed to apply directly to the exam bodies if the exam is written under a school such as May/June WAEC, May/June NABTEB, or June/July NECO. You have to go through your school principal and/or the exam officer.


If you can make this correction before the original result or the exam certificate comes out, the corrected name will surely reflect that.


If you're using a private exam type of WAEC, NECO, or NABTEB which is also called the GCE, you should visit the exam body's office directly to apply for the correction or inclusion of the third name. 


The best chapter or branch of the exam body, to visit, should be the one situated in the state of your exam. For example, candidates who sat for NECO GCE in Kaduna should visit the NECO office in Kaduna. If you're not closer to the state of the exam, try the nearest branch.


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If JAMB Results Has Two Names...

If you're having just two names on your UTME result with your O'level results bearing three names, there is a problem that must be solved too.


Schools, even though might understand your situation, wouldn't want to keep anything at bay. They want your names and other data to align across all papers. 


Hence, they want the amendment to this error before they can clear you for admission, especially during the freshers' documentation and screening.


Mind you, if you have just two names on your JAMB, it's because you have the same two names on your national ID card. Don't forget that you used your NIN for the JAMB registration. And it's the names on that NIN that JAMB exported for your UTME/DE registration too.


If the names on both O'level and JAMB are two and the same, you may not need to worry about the third name. But, if the names on your O'level are three and UTME is carrying just two, you have to take the steps below to get things right for your admission purpose.


Visit the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) office around you. Tell them about the issue and they will ask you to make payment for the correction of names on your national ID card.


The correction will be done by the NIMC and a new enrollment slip will be issued to you.


Note that, taking the step above will only resolve the error or omission on the national ID card. To correct the error on the JAMB result or registration, follow the steps below.


Visit the nearest JAMB office with your birth certificate or court affidavit bearing the correct three names. Take your NIN (National ID card) along with the names already corrected on it. You will be asked to pay for the change of data. When done and approved, you will receive a JAMB email notice informing you of the approval or otherwise the rejection of the application.


After this, if approved, print or reprint your original JAMB result to see the updated names approved.

What If I Use Court Affidavit to Back the Omission Up?

As a matter of fact, using the court affidavit should be the last resort if there is an omission of names or related data on your results. 


Schools are aware that you can do the corrections officially without using the court affidavit. Hence, in most cases, they may not accept that in place of following the normal procedures to correct your name issue.


However, if you've tried all the official channels to no avail, you can then resort to using the court affidavit, which, with some explanation, should be accepted by the school officials.


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110 comments:

  1. The name on my jamb is jamnes christian kalu, while on my waec it's kalu christian james

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  2. The name on my waec is Joseph Julius damilare, but the name on non is Joseph damilare Julius. Pls will it affect my admission. And if it will what is the solution to this mix up

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    1. After your JAMB result, you will go to JAMB office and apply for change of names.

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    2. I went there to do the change of name but they told me to go home.

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    3. There is a new update few hours ago that JAMB won't be changing names again. Sorry.

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    4. So I can’t change my name like this sir

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    5. My advice is that you should go back again. The board can change things as they think necessary.

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  3. My name on waec is Egbulokporo Henry Uzoma and my name on NIN is egbulokporo Uzoma henry and that is what showed on my jamb profile code Egbulokporo Uzoma Henry instead of the way it was in my way as Egbulokporo Henry Uzoma. is it going to affect me and what should I do now because I need to go and register for jamb sir.

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    1. It will affect you. What you need to do now is to continue with your JAMB registration. After the results are out, go to JAMB office and do correction of names.

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  4. The name on my o level results is Amuda ayomide olamide but on my nin it is Amuda Ayomide Tomiwa will it affect mhi

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    1. What can I do and I need to write jamb

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    2. Read the post. What to do was already covered there.

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  5. Sir the name on my neco result is Olawuyi Ahmed Ololade but the name on my nin is Olawuyi Ololade, pls what can I do.

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    1. What to do is already detailed in the post above. Read and understand.

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  6. The name in my weac is Emmanuel faith mba and the name in my jamb is Emmanuel Faith Orjiugo i made a change in jamb and it was cancelled but the change i made in my nin has reflected and i was even given new nin slip indicating my name
    My nin portal in my phone shows the new data modification
    I went to jamb to change it again since the cancelled my correction and told me that i can't make any data correction again and my school does not accept court affidavit what do i do now sir???

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    1. Go your secondary school and plead they should help you contact WAEC so as to change your name to Emmanuel Faith Orjiugo. This is what your university want to see on your WAEC too. Apart from that, and what other options not working, there is nothing else you can do.

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  7. Good day sir
    My name on waec is different from the one on my Nin so I did change of name at alausa Secretariat ad I got anoda slip
    but when I want to get my profile code for jamb is still showing me the previous name am not using again what should I do

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    1. No need to worry. You will go to JAMB office, after the UTME results are released, and do change of names there too.

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    2. What if jamb didn’t change it despite paying for it

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  8. I've Adepoju Felix olumide on my wace result. I've Adepoju Felix on my jamb registration. Hope there's no problem with that?

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    1. After JAMB results are released, go to JAMB office and add the Olumide

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  9. Please Sir, The name on my NIN is Omotosho Oluwatomisin Noah and JAMB has used it to send me my profile code and the name on my O'LEVEL is Omotosho Oluwatosin Noah,

    Please Sir, Will it affect/jeopardize my admission Sir?
    And how do I do the correction sir

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    1. It will affect your admission. Read the post below to correct the errors appropriately.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/01/utme-errors-with-name-email-date-of.html

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/01/how-to-correct-names-data-on-national.html

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    2. The link is not going through Sir

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  10. Enter your comment... good day sir
    the name in my jamb is Phillip zatung Francis and my weac is Francis Phillip zatung will that effect me

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    1. Yes, it will affect you. How to correct any of the errors is covered in the posts below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/01/utme-errors-with-name-email-date-of.html

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/12/waec-how-to-correctedit-wrong.html

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  11. Pls sir I've been given admission into kasu and the names on my jamb and school admissions letter are having two names while my o'level and credentials have three names what should i do sir..?

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    1. Get a court affidavit to back it up.

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    2. So the two names and three names issue won't be a problem?

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  12. Hello sir please my middle name on my waec and NIN is different please will it affect.
    Kimekwu ijeoma Daniel for waec
    Kimekwu oladayo Daniel for NIN/jamb.
    Please will it affect?

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    1. It will affect you. Go to JAMB office, after JAMB results are released, to do change of names.

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  13. Good evening sir
    My middle name is jamb/nin is different from my waec middle name.
    Sir is it that I will change to the waec middle name or the jamb/NIN middle name

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    1. Go to JAMB office, after the UTME results are released, to do change of name on your JAMB portal.

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  14. My name is Temisan Ayo. These names. are on all my certificates. Birth, FSLC and WAEC. When doing NIN registration they asked for an English name, and I added Clara erroneously. I registered for jamb and the NIN names were exported as my names. Now I have Clara as a third name. Now I have gained admission. And Clara is not on my other documents. How do I resolve this please?

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    1. You will go to JAMB office to correct that error.

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  15. I have two names on my NIN and three names on the rest of my documents. Can I go ahead and do jamb reregularization?

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    1. Yes, you can. You may need to do correction of names at JAMB office too.

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  16. My waec name and date is different from my nin name, hope the date didn't effect

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    1. In some cases, it will affect. Read the post below for more insights into this.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/03/re-different-date-of-birth-on-waec-and.html

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  17. Sir please the name on my nin is Akpanim Godslove Sampson and on my o level result is Akpanim Godslove Enobong please what do I do and the jamb exam is around the corner
    Please what do I do?

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    1. If you want to correct the JAMB names, you can go to the JAMB office, after the JAMB exam and correct it. It won't be late. If you want to correct names on WAEC, go back to your principal to help you write WAEC office.

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  18. i just recently registered for waec as Aderemi Emmanuel ademola and my nin as Aderemi Emmanuel....plsss will this affect me

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    1. It will affect you. Go to NIMC and change that to the full names before it's time for you to obtain JAMB form.

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  19. Pls sir my name is Ezekiel Joy Etuk but in my waec result they misspelled my name to Ezekiel joy Eyuk and I just registered for jamb and the name their is Ezekiel Joy Etuk will it affect it

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    1. To correct name errors in your WAEC, talk to your school principal or exam officer. They will write WAEC for you and effect the correction. Read more through the link below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/12/waec-how-to-correctedit-wrong.html

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  20. I have names issues on my o'level & univ cert. 2 names are the same. Except 1 which does not tally. As an male what should I do

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    1. Well, I think the only option you're left with is the court affidavit of errors in names. Read more about that in the post below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2021/05/are-schoolsorganizations-accepting.html

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  21. I have only first and surname on my neco results but 3 names on my JAMB results, how could that affect my chance of getting admission?

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    1. The best thing is to apply for addition of names at NECO office and you can do that through your school

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    2. Ok, what is the procedure?
      Is it that I must go to my school before proceed to neco office?

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  22. Please sir y date of birth in meco internal is 2998 while thstof Jb is 2995 can it affext my admission process

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    1. It will. The two dates should be the same. Change the one on your JAMB to the one on your NECO

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  23. Pls sir,my name on my credentials is Regeh,Albert Philemon.but on my neco result is Philemon Regeh Albert,what should I do to effect this correction pls?

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    1. Apply for change of names at the nearest NECO office.

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  24. Sir, my name is Mbam GLORY Chiamaka on my WAEC
    But my NIN and jamb is Mbam GLORIA Chiamaka
    Can I change the jamb name before changing the Nin name

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  25. Sir,I have 2 names on my olevel results, and 3 names on my NIN and my admission, my question here is,is it necessary to add another name on my olevel since I already get an admission?

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    1. It is better because the names should be the same across all your papers.

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  26. Good day sir my name is ISAH Amametu in my nebteb result but my Nin is bearing YISA Amametu instead of Isah Amametu I got my profile code before I notice the mistake so I ran to nimc to change the name to my real name Isah Amametu d nin was reflected I now sent resend with my nin to 55019 but d name didn't change. The jamb result is bearing YISA instead of Isah now I have got admission to Auchipoly I have accept my admission my mat number is bearing YISA instead of isah I wrote a letter from mis office to my HOD, Deen's, deputy rector and rector that my name is isah not YISA now they have approve d name as isah should I start using isah now instead of YISA course I was using YISA as my class attendance, and assignment should I started using isah or YISA again or I should still go to jamb office to change d name to isah hope it will affect my admission sir

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    1. Continue to use Isha since your school has approved that. You may still go to JAMB to correct names. When going, take your national ID card along

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  27. Hello sir,in my waec I used Oke Roland Abel,while in my jamb and nin I used Oke Roland Olamilekan
    Is there going to be a problem,and if so what should I do?

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    1. There will be problems. You should correct your JAMB names at the JAMB office.

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  28. Good day sir! Sir the name I have on my neco result is Adedeji saidat adejumoke. The one I have on my nin is Adedeji saidat omowunmi and have went to nin office,they've corrected it and gave me another slip. So the jamb result is out and I went to jamb office to change the third name,but they said they cannot do it that it's impossible.pls sir what can I do

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  29. Sir I remove my middle in my NIN but it appear in my jamb how do I correct it

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  30. Good day to you sir,my middle name was recently added in my NIN,so wen I wen to add it in Jamb office the said my middle name was too long,so the official there said that I can use the first letter of the middle name O. will it affect the chances of getting admission?

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  31. My name on waec is ojo victoria oluwabusayo but when I did nin registration I used ojo victoria blessingand I used it to do jamb meaning the name on jamb is ojo victoria blessing
    Now I already did corrections on nin to the one on waec buh the jamb name doesn't change
    Can I do affidavit to back it up?

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  32. Pls sir the name on my neco result is Rosemary ogbonna and my jamb is Clement rosemary chimobi while all other credentials is carrying ogbonna Rosemary chimobi, what do I do?

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  33. Please the name on my Jamb is opia Onyeka priscillia while my weac and statement of result is bearing opia Onyeka will it affect me from going to NYSC camp registration

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    1. NYSC has given you a chance to apply for correction of NAMES on the NYSC portal. Follow the guide in the post below to do that.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/03/nysc-change-of-date-of-birth-and-wrong.html

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  34. Please sir I gained my admission in 2016 and I have two names on my jamb and three names on my other certificate including NIN can my NYSC be affected?


    I did correction of data today but they told me the chances of approval is 50/50

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  35. Hi sir
    I have different names on my result
    Thou it is only on my neco that I have a different names
    The other certificate has the same name it is only on my neco that has a different name
    So I went to the neco office but they said they can’t change it
    But I did affidavit
    Will it work for my admission?

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    1. Affidavit can work for you. Read the post below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2021/05/are-schoolsorganizations-accepting.html

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  36. Sir I went to jamb office today for correction of name I was sent back,pls help us to ask them that when can we come back for the correction name pls

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    1. You have asked that before you left the office. I don't go to their offices for anything, how to do you want me to ask them that?

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    2. Pls sir I registered three names when I wanted to do my nin but when I was writing my waec I use my surname and my first name only but after writing three papers I realise then I started using my three names but sir will dat affect my result from coming out

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    3. It won't affect it. They will release your result

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  37. Sir i have two names in my all document but in my utme is two I want for correction of name but they rejected and I have offer admission now how should I do for physical clearance and verification

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    1. Get a court affidavit to back up the error. Read the post below for more clues.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2021/05/are-schoolsorganizations-accepting.html

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  38. Please sir,I'm having issue with my name sir the name on my O'Level is IBISHOMI IDRIS OLADIRAN but the name on my Jamb profile is IBISHOMI IDRIS OLASUNKANMI pls what can I do sir

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    1. Visit the nearest JAMB office of you want to correct your JAMB names.

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  39. Please sir, my waec result date of birth is different from the other documents. I don't know if it will affect me .

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    1. It's better to change those on the other documents to the one on WAEC.

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    2. Sir please I have 3 names in my o level results but jamb is two I already correct it,,in NIN I went to jamb office to do it also but they rejected it

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    3. Sorry. Get a court affidavit to back up the error. Read the post below for more clues.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2021/05/are-schoolsorganizations-accepting.html

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  40. 𝑺𝒊𝒓 𝒑𝒍𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒏𝒂𝒎𝒆 𝒐𝒏 𝒎𝒚 𝒘𝒂𝒆𝒄 𝒊𝒔 𝑶𝒓𝒋𝒊 𝑮𝒍𝒐𝒓𝒊𝒂 𝒖𝒈𝒐 𝒘𝒉𝒊𝒍𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒏𝒂𝒎𝒆 𝒐𝒏 𝒎𝒚 𝒋𝒂𝒎𝒃 𝒊𝒔 𝒐𝒓𝒋𝒊 𝑮𝒍𝒐𝒓𝒊𝒂 𝑼𝒈𝒐𝒄𝒉𝒊 𝒃𝒆𝒄𝒂𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕'𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒏𝒂𝒎𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒎𝒚 𝒏𝒊𝒏,𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒊𝒕 𝒂𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒄𝒕 𝒎𝒆?

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    1. It will affect you. Kindly go to JAMB office to correct your names.

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  41. Sir my name on my waec is Isong Joshua chinonso and in my NIN it's Isong Joshua inyene will it affect me and is there any solution because all the names on my document is Isong Joshua inyene

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    1. It will affect you. Go back to your school to correct the WAEC name or go to JAMB office to correct the JAMB names

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  42. Good day sir
    My dad try changing my name totally during my nin registration
    From samuel oche Udo
    To samuel james johnson
    But I went back to nin office to change it to the intial names
    But when I tried changing it in jamb office
    It didn't work
    What can I do
    And all my certificate has the first name but only jamb name are different
    What can I do sir🙏

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    1. If JAMB can't change names for you, go to court and get affidavit. You can be using that to back up errors in case of any need later on.

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  43. Hello sir the name in my waec is Wilfred Jennifer Ginikachukwu and my name in jamb is Wilfred Jennifer Ginika will it affect my admission

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  44. Sir please the name on my waec is two Nd den my jamb has three should I change my birth certificate to two names

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  45. Please sir I need an answer to this.
    After I registered for direct entry with my NIN, I have issue of name as my NIN carries a different name from my results.
    So I corrected the NIN but the name still didn't change.
    Later I went to jamb office to correct the name. I made payment and did all that was necessary.
    However, jamb still rejected my application to correct my name.
    Please sir, what can I do?

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  46. Hi sir, I have issues with my names on WAEC,and I just realized that now cuz I wrote my waec in year 2021, there's omission of third name and in my other credentials my names are correct and complete .what can I do to this sir,I have done affidavit of name change but they said my admission is pending 😭sir pls help me out 🙏🙏

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  47. Hi greetings sir I had an issue of three names on my O'level and two names on my jamb but I have try the steps you said by correcting my NIN and going back to jamb office but they said the name won't reflect that is a waste of money I should I do again sir please am stranded

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  48. Hello Sir, oliyide Funmilayo ruth is what I used for my birth certificate and o level results but I used oliyide Funmilayo jemimah for nin ,although I went to jamb office for correction of name but jamb rejected it and I've changed the nin name to oliyide Funmilayo ruth, moreover jamb said they don't do change of name twice

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  49. Hi sir the name on my ncee and bece are Gift Ehikwe Ishioma Micheal but my nin and waec says Gift Ehikwe ishoma Micheal will it affect me

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  50. Please I want to change my first name on my WAEC result, but I have already collected it, I wrote it since 2015, I have tried using affidevit but JAMB didn't accept it. So please how do I correct it. Also I have only two names on my FLSC but three on my WAEC

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  51. good day sir i have problem in my name, my waec name is atuluku victor ojochegbe and neco is atuluku ojochegbe victor can i use the 2 result to seek for admission?

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  52. Can do neco change of name

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  53. Good morning sir. please there's a change of surname,and I want the new name to reflect on my primary school testimonial and certificate.please how can I go about it b4 registering for jamb and waec.i wrote common entrance and first school leaving exam in 2012

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  54. Please is there any way I can change my common entrance and first school leaving certificate name from ugbala Favour amarachi to onuoha Favour Oluchukwu?

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  55. Pls sir the name on my neco result is oseyamen Joshua idemudia while that on my jamb is oseyamen Joshua Daniel is okay I continue with the post utme registration that way plus both have different years

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